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To want rain, or not to want rain? That is the question!

Posted in Uncategorized by zumiee on April 25, 2014

Oh the moral quandary of Giants fans going to the game. We want the game to get played tonight, but California badly needs the rain, also. Let’s hope it’s a win/win/win situation.

1. The rain helps fight the drought.

2. The game gets played anyway.

3. And the Giants win!!

So far, it’s not raining as bad as this:

 

 

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  1. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 25, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Ishikawa back in the orange and black per MLBTR. Sort of a strange move on his part.

  2. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Any port in a storm…

  3. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2014 at 10:29 am

    He’d be better off the bench than the flaccid noodles currently pining there.

    • snarkk said, on April 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

      Not sure why the Giants would need a backup 1bman. Posey’s basically that, and Arias and Sanchez can play it. Maybe Ishi likes Fresno…

      • unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2014 at 10:45 am

        Didn’t he play some leftfield? Or was it right? Still, I think he’s there for his bat more than anything.

  4. Chipower9 said, on April 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Rain? Bring it on…we sure as hell need it. But rain or not…I’ll be there. There may be some showers, but they’ll get the game in. Should be an awesome day at the yard. (I’ve never had a bad day at the yard.)

    • unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2014 at 10:48 am

      The 1-0 Cain loss to Colo tested my resolve. Glorious day, wonderful crowd, but the game was an absolute snooze. The Giants didn’t get a runner to 2nd til the 7th inning. They ended up leaving 7 runners on in the last 3 innings. Some shit like that.

  5. Alleykat said, on April 25, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Ishi’s back, that will make Twin happy!

    • pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2014 at 11:53 am

      as a major leaguer or minor leaguer? and how is Pagan’s knee. (No tears for Brian Wilson.)

    • blade3colorado said, on April 25, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Shit AK, if we want to make Twin real happy, then let’s bring back Torres and Sanchez too. ;-)

      • Alleykat said, on April 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm

        Blade, might as well bring back Fred Lewis, John Bowker and You pick em Damon Minor or JR Phillips. 😄

  6. pawliekokonuts said, on April 25, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Hi, Loo. And Twin. And the rest of you knuckleheads. (Come back, y’all. You know who you are.) As for joking around in the O.R., a big current scandal in Syracuse is some doctor slapping people in the butt and calling them names while they were out. His defense (though no charges were filed) was that he had to check to see if they were really out. Macdog, hope the fire scare is over. Pine Barrens?

    Me, I’ve been busy going to an Irish wake and funeral. And stayed sober!

  7. Chipower9 said, on April 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Ishikawa will report to Fresno. RE: Chuck’s 10:45…I do not believe he was brought back for his bat (his stats and OPS vs. lefties is highlighted in the attached article). If he had a stellar bat…he would never have been cut. I think he is there in case they need to spell Belt.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/04/giants-sign-travis-ishikawa.html

    • snarkk said, on April 25, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      I still don’t get it. Sanchez and Posey and Arias can play first if Belt got hurt. As you say, if he were hitting, nobody cuts him. If Sabes got him because he’s a nice guy and got a key walk in the playoffs a while ago, great, but this is typical Giants. They often seem to be unable to move on with some players. I’d rather have a guy who can play a coupla positions than a 1bman that can’t hit much…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 25, 2014 at 12:44 pm

        Maybe these retreads know the numbers for take out Chinese, Papa Johns, and Subway.

  8. Chipower9 said, on April 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    But seriously, how does a guy like Ishikawa make the current 25? Ishi has appeared in RF in three games. Almost all of his playing time was at 1B. I just don’t see them having the luxury of carrying a guy whose sole position is 1B. I think maybe he is more insurance policy in case something happens to Belt. I will be very surprised to see him up before the roster expansion date.

    • Alleykat said, on April 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      I don’t see him up at all.
      Guess they need to improve the D at 1B in Fresno.

  9. James said, on April 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Driest year since 77, and it rains today. I’ve never been a big fan of unfavorable statistical improbabilities. I’m going to force myself to latch on to Chi’s positive attitude!

  10. DJLoo said, on April 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Earl Morrall died. I always liked him even though I’m positive he threw SB III…

  11. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I always liked Ishikawa but I don’t think he’ll be taking any ABs from Belt. Between Belt, Posey, Morse and Sanchez 1b is pretty well covered. I remember Ishikawa doing well coming off the bench and having some good PH at bats in 2010. Maybe he does some of that if he makes it out of Fresno. I’m sure he’ll be praying for guidance.

  12. Nipper said, on April 25, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Who really gives a damn? Minor league guys usually stay minor.

  13. Flavor said, on April 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I am driving on 280 right now about 30 minutes away from San Francisco. It is pouring like a motherfucker LOL

  14. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    No shit. I just went to get gas, and it is dumping in the WC right now.

    Plan B is . . .

    • Flavor said, on April 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      party with rock stars.

  15. Alleykat said, on April 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Need a shot of “The Who”
    Only love can make it rain
    The way the beach is kissed by the sea
    Only love can make it rain
    Like the sweat of lovers in the fields
    Love Reign On Me

  16. Flavor said, on April 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    weather actually looks real nice from my hotel room window right now. Headed down to meet Flavor Nation shortly. The masses await….
    ps–unlike other Flapalooza’s I won’t be tweeting pics out in real time. The twitter ap on my phone conked out yesterday and I haven’t bothered to re-install it. But we’ll take pics and upload them somewhere for those of you who are interested in the debauchery, chaos and end of night mug shots :)

  17. Irish Kevin said, on April 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Unca Chuck, Happy Birthday you old dude!! ha ha have a great day

    • Flavor said, on April 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      San dawg just bought him a shot to celebrate.

  18. willedav said, on April 25, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    What did you guys think off the bat on Morse shot? Kuip had the HR call ready and then dialed it back pretty quick. Bourn crushed his too.

    • Alleykat said, on April 25, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Wind blowing in tonight?
      Swisher crushed one too, only to die on the warning track,,,

  19. DJLoo said, on April 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    How about this guy??? Hope it lasts.

  20. Irish Kevin said, on April 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Hey anyone on here? What hit by Morse

  21. willedav said, on April 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Didn’t bother that one! Morse is rolling, home or away.

  22. Alleykat said, on April 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Uh wind blowing out to Right Center as Morse just proved, that was tagged in the jet stream!

  23. willedav said, on April 25, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    On the CBS site if you go to game tracker you can read tweets. Before game was a Q and A with Kuiper via Twitter, lot of good stuff. Said P he had most trouble with Mario Soto, cool player with awesome change up behind the awesome heat.

    • DJLoo said, on April 25, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      I think Soto was Marichal’s son-in-law or something…
      I’m pretty sure he also gave up Strawberry’s first ML homer.

      • DJLoo said, on April 25, 2014 at 10:13 pm

        Correction: Marichal’s son-in-law was Jose Rijo

  24. Alleykat said, on April 25, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Hudson just makes it look so easy,great control, always keeps it low, but can elevate and change sight lines at anytime ( like the master Greg Maddux use too, throw 85 CG victories) and always keeps his pitch count down, unlike our other Giant Pitchers..

    • DJLoo said, on April 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Nice analysis, Kat.

  25. willedav said, on April 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Blue Tribe hat with the logo is a cool look.

    Hudson’s had his share of luck tonite too…hope that lasts too. Last time SF got him a 4-1 at ATT lead it didn’t hold up.

  26. Macdog said, on April 25, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Wahoo!

  27. unca_chuck said, on April 25, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    HAH! Fun times tonight! Plus, a resounding Giants win! AK, your 3:47 post is epic. That is one of my all time favorite albums of all time. And that song is my favorite from the album. It’s the 1st album I ever bought. I think I was 12 . . .

    Great to see the flappers en masse. As usual the time flew by and it all ended way too fast. As far as pics go, I think all I got was Snarkk scarfing a disaster of a hot dog.

    Nighty night.

  28. unca_chuck said, on April 26, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand Vic Wertz!!!!!!!1

  29. unca_chuck said, on April 26, 2014 at 12:07 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Wertz

    Gotts love the line “that woulda been a home run in any other park. Including Yellowstone. ” They say 450. I think it was 480.

    • snarkk said, on April 26, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Vic “Andro” Wertz…

  30. unca_chuck said, on April 26, 2014 at 12:11 am

    wertz!

    Ahhhhhhh. Just took a look. The roll up doors in dead center field read 483. Mays catches the ball at about 460′.

    • snarkk said, on April 26, 2014 at 12:18 am

      Alright, I thought you were FOS at 510’! Ha. But, what’s 27 feet after 483? Sheezus, who says they started ‘roiding only in the ’80s?…

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 26, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Haha, mystery solved.

  31. snarkk said, on April 26, 2014 at 12:19 am

    BTW, great times at the mini-Flapalooza tonite. I think I actually saw about 1 2/3 innings, in between brews, spirits, a chicken san, and a Sheboygan in honor of Kuip (and Chi)– plus chewing the fat with everybody. Awesome time, Flappers! Despite me missing the Morse jack because I was in the men’s room draining the lizard. Thanks for saving my Bobblehead from the AARP usherette’s devious moves, BF! And Zum, hope you are having a safe drive home after our scintillating Giants discussion on the BART. Oh, and we actually won the damn game!…

  32. willedav said, on April 26, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Nice, guys. It actually rained at the latrine where once again Wright Howell and League combine to give up 3 in the 11th to the mighty Rockies in a 5-4 loss.
    Something funny from day before box in AZ at Cubs: Nate batting clean up goes 0-4 with 3 Ks, dropping his avg. to .221.
    Kiesch era in LF begins for AZ, and he goes 0-4 with 3 Ks and an error (never thought he was much of an OF either)…no BA as of yet.

    It is so good to have Morse out there, and Pagan and Pence at top of LU got things going first two times up.

  33. sansabes said, on April 26, 2014 at 7:44 am

    The two “key” acquisitions Hud Beast are making Sabes and co look sage.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 26, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Exactly sansabes. I’m not certain, but I think I was one of the only Flappers that endorsed everything Sabes did this off season.

    • James said, on April 26, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Hicks is looking pretty good, too. Blade, I don’t recall anyone being down on either Morse or Hudson. We’ll see if the signings of Timmy and Vogey prove to be the right moves.

      • blade3colorado said, on April 26, 2014 at 11:55 am

        Not so much down on either, but the collective opinion was for the most part, “Is this it?” In short, just those two pieces were huge and we would really be floundering right now without both of them.

      • James said, on April 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

        Well, here’s an alternative scenario. We sign E. Santana, Kazmir, and Garza instead of making any of those other moves (I think TF proposed something like that. Probably not realistic for a variety of reasons, but what the heck). I’d venture to say that the team’s record would be as good, if not better, at this point. Not as many runs scored, but far fewer given up.

  34. James said, on April 26, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Since I usually just stare at the stats on baseball.reference, I took the opportunity to watch most of the game last night with Zumie. I also found out he’s a big fan of that Steve Rushin book ;-)

    Favorite moment was near the end when Pence dropped the ball and the collective reaction from Chuck, Flavor et al was “Gee, willikers, Hunter.”

  35. WilcoJoe said, on April 26, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Let’s see some pics, boys!

  36. zumiee said, on April 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I had an awesomely great time with the Flappers last night. Let’s do another one this season!
    —–
    The two big off-season pick-ups were the big stars last night. Hudson kept the game calm, smooth, un-drama-filled, which was just terrific. A NO TORTURE win! Very nice.
    And Morse hit another impressive HR. I thought his earlier sac fly had a chance to go yard from the loud sound off the bat, but the ball hit a wall of wind in rightfield and got stopped short.

  37. Flavor said, on April 26, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    new thread


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